Hello, I’m Gregory. My wife, Christina (Please check out her blog), has told me to not over think this and just write…so, I’m trying. This blog will be my attempt to share with you what I do in gaming. I started gaming with Basic Dungeons and Dragons on a Sunday afternoon in late March 1979(it was cold and rainy). Now, I’ve been running games in my world of Rilmorn for over thirty years.
My blog address is GameEngineer.worpress.com, because WorldEngineer.wordpress.com was already taken. I don’t think I’m really a game engineer. Game engineers are people like Monte Cook and Bruce Cordell. I think I’m a world engineer. I build societies and cities for my players to explore. I design natural terrain, both mundane and fantastic in which my games reside. I embody non-player characters (NPCs) with which the player characters (PCs) interact. I weave plots and bait story hooks. I act out wild scenes to engage the people at my table. Sometimes, I create mechanics to facilitate the workings of the world, but most of the time, I just build a setting and use the game engineered designs of others.
Boy, that sounds dry and stilted to me. Hope it is not so much to you, good reader. Until we meet again, May your days be filled with dreams and your nights with wonders. Game On! (2014.10.04)